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Libya at War

Mads Nissen went to Libya in the very first week of the unfolding uprising that soon turned into full scale civil war, bringing thousands of haphazardly armed volunteer fighters onto the streets of Libya's cities, determined to bring Muammar Gaddafi's seemingly interminable rule to an end.

Mads started out in the East of the country - first in Tobruk, then in Benghazi. From Benghazi he ventured out along the dusty road skirting the Mediterranean coast, following the ever fluid frontline as the rebels' fortunes waxed and waned.

From moments of desperation and hopelessness to effusive euphoria, Mads' pictures show a country in the agonising throes of conflict - a country at war with itself.
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